Shooting victim had been released from federal custody
Posted November 10, 2008
Durham, N.C. — The half-brother of UNC murder suspect Demario James Atwater had recently been released from federal custody, federal prison records show.
Shelton Henderson Jr., was held 24 days on a contempt charge related to him being required to testify before a federal grand jury in Atwater's case, sources tell WRAL News.
He was released Oct. 30.
Henderson, 19, was one of two men killed over the weekend in a Durham shooting. Authorities said the shooting resulted from a fight at a party.
Deamonte Tavaris Brooks, 19, and Dylan Shaquan Turner, 17, were charged in connection with the shootings.
Brooks faces two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Turner faces a charge of possession of a firearm by a minor, police said.
Atwater, 22, was indicted last month on a federal charge of carjacking resulting in death in connection with the March 5 shooting death of Eve Carson, a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He and a second suspect were charged earlier this year with first-degree murder and a number of charges related to the crime.